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Finite-Element Modelling of Multi-Planar Offshore Tubular Joints

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Marcus M. K. Lee

School of Civil Engineering and the Environment, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton SO17 1BJ, U.K.

Ellen M. Dexter

Formerly of Department of Civil Engineering, University of Wales Swansea, U.K.

J. Offshore Mech. Arct. Eng 126(1), 120-128 (Mar 02, 2004) (9 pages) doi:10.1115/1.1643388 History: Received September 01, 2002; Revised March 01, 2003; Online March 02, 2004
Copyright © 2004 by ASME
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Typical joint meshes of increasing complexity created using modular mesh generation
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Notation for a typical tubular joint
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Boundary conditions for chord and brace ends
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Material curve used in finite element study
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Definition for the brace end displacement
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Load-displacement responses for compression-loaded T and Y joints
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Comparison of FE results for compression loaded T joints with ISO predictions and BOMEL database
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Comparison of FE results for compression loaded Y joints with ISO predictions and BOMEL database
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Load-displacement responses for tension-loaded joints a. β=0.5,γ=10b. β=0.5,γ=26
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The post-ultimate deformed shape for T joint β=0.5,γ=10, under tension loading
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Comparison of 12.5% maximum principal strain failure criterion with ISO predictions and BOMEL database
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Comparison of 20% maximum principal strain failure criterion with ISO predictions and BOMEL database
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Comparison of twice elastic compliance failure criterion with ISO predictions and BOMEL database
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Comparison of FE results for balanced loaded K joints with ISO predictions and BOMEL database

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